As we start to really embrace fall—chillier weather, spiced lattes, apple orchards—our wardrobes begin to change. As the days get colder, we gradually tend to replace our summer brights with subtler hues and neutral tones. Once we’ve planned an outfit for the day and are about to head out the door, we all face the question: what bag should I tote along with me today…?
PurseBop, as you may know, is a loud-and-proud fan of bold, exciting bags and colors. But for those days when a bold bag just refuses to pair well with your outfit, you have to reach for something that’s easy and chic. Oftentimes, that “something” is an LBB (Little Black Bag). While an LBB isn’t especially summery—though it can of course be paired wonderfully with many summer outfits—the LBB is the ultimate versatility bag in the fall, working perfectly with every autumn hue.
Last year, we came up with a list of qualifications for a Little Black Bag:
- Rich, black hue
- Hardware details that help elevate the bag’s dressiness, but are not overly decorative
- Day to Night Versatility
- Small or Mini, but substantial enough for daytime essentials
Now, mulling over this criteria, we’ve come up with two categories of LBBs: 1) classics, and 2) trendy new bags from fall collections. Keep scrolling to take a look at PurseBop’s picks for LBBs, as well as some seriously fun IG eye candy!
Classic Little Black Bags
Chanel Classic Flap Medium
Read more about the Chanel Classic Flap:
Hermès Constance Mini (18 cm)
Read more about the Hermès Constance:
Dior Lady Dior Medium
Read more about the Dior Lady Dior:
Chanel Boy Bag Small
Read more about the Chanel Boy Bag:
Céline Trio Crossbody Small
Trendy New Little Black Bags
Valentino Garavani Rockstud Crossbody Medium via Saks Fifth Avenue
Chloé Nile Medium via Neiman Marcus
Read more about the Chloé Nile:
Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis MM
Read more about the LV Pochette Métis:
Saint Laurent Monogram College Shoulder Bag Medium via Barney’s
Gucci GG Marmont Camera Bag Small via Nordstroms
Read more about the Gucci GG Marmont Camera Bag:
Instagram Eye Candy
What’s your ultimate Little Black Bag? Is it on this list, or is your favorite missing? (If so, make sure to comment below and let us know!) Also, share with us your favorite LBBs by tagging #PurseBopLBB on Insta—can’t want to see them!
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2 Responses to “Little Black Bag: The Ultimate Versatility Bag”
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0279a70adf0a7e425b67a5838b4ff1787bb07873fc2f1eb577bdced2468f9d10.jpg Can’t believe you didn’t mention Celine’s classic box ???? It the perfect small but roomy day to night bag ????????
I’m surprised you didn’t mention a black Kelly 25, in any leather!
To me, it’s the ultimate day to night little black bag, even more versatile than the Chanel flap, because it has no chains, no quilting, it has a very timeless design and a removable strap, that makes it very practical for the day time and dressier for the night time, if you make it hand held only. Not to mention with all the fun straps by Fendi and other designers, you can give your Kelly a million different looks, which can’t be done to all the bags mentioned above.
I think if I could only keep 1 black bag, this would be it. It’s definitely the most timeless and chicest bag I have (followed by my lambskin medium flap).